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Reference & Web Sources: International Relations
Area / Country Studies
BBC Country Profiles
"History, politics and economic background of countries and territories" plus background on certain international organizations. Some include audio or video clips from the BBC Archives.
CIA World Factbook
Ideal for quick and accurate current and historical information on the countries of the world. Information available for each country includes map, summary of government, economy and transnational issues.
(Library of Congress, Federal Research Division Country Studies / Area Handbook Program)
Covers 101 regions and countries with profiles on select countries. Individual country studies provide clear, detailed analysis on the society, economy, government and politics, and security issues of each country. Most material on this site was published between 1988 to 1998, although select countries have updated profiles.
European Union Internet Resources
(Andrea Sevetson, Librarian, University of California, Berkeley)
A thorough research guide to EU information on the web.